I was awakened in the middle of the night to a rain storm. There was high wind blowing so strong that the rain drops were hitting my window hard enough to wake me up. I peered outside for a minute to see what was going on before back to sleep. I couldn’t see much since it was a bit dark outside. There are street lights outside but I guess all the rain made them all dim. It was nothing major since I’ve seen rain storms before so I thought nothing of it and fell right back to sleep.
I woke up this morning and heard recycling bins rolling across the street. I looked outside and saw that my neighbourhood was trashed, literally. Today is garbage day so my neighbours and I put out our garbage last night. One of my garbage bag and recycling bin didn’t move but the other garbage bag was half way down the street. As I was looking at the mess, my neighbour from across the street walked out and grabbed my other neighbour’s garbage can. He also grabbed my garbage bag and tossed it into the can. He brought it back to where it was supposed to be but it was blown again a few minutes later.
There were garbage and paper just lying all over the place. I know the image above doesn’t show much but there was more. I just didn’t have time to capture all the detail because I was head out to work. My neighbour’s lawn was covered with garbage that came out of their recycling bin. It looked like a tornado had gone through and picked up everyone’s recycling bin and dumped it everywhere. After last night, I don’t think the city can tell whose garbage is whose. There’s no way you can tell who puts out one garbage bag and who puts out more.
Environment Canada was reporting wind as high as 90km/h last night. For today, they’re predicting that it could be gusting anywhere from 50km/h to 80km/h. These high wind predictions will blow away the warm temperature that we’ve been experiencing and leave us in the cold. The temperatures for the next few days are falling into the single digit range.